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1.wav
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2.wav
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whats an nbox+
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Author Topic: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"  (Read 4874 times)

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Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« on: July 17, 2008, 01:57:06 PM »
OK, here is the newest real life comparison:  Nick's nBox+ vs a Schoeps VMS02ib

2 sets of Schoeps MK4 matched pairs ORTF run approx 1" apart at the board (see pix) >
nBox cable or Schoeps KCY >
nBox+ or VMS02ib >
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The same track was ripped out of both recordings.  Nothing was done to these (no editing, normalizing, dithering, etc) except TLH for FLAC compression and then the 2 FLACs and 1 MD5 into one ZIP file (ease of downloading).

Grab the file here: http://www.dmbtapers.org/soulstewcomparison.zip

Poll will run for 1 week from now and then I will post the answers then.... PM me if you are curious and post your thoughts here in the thread.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2008, 03:02:26 PM by gmm6797 »

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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 03:10:56 PM »

Hey is anyone else having issues with the zip file??  I'm getting invaid or corrupt files?


Thanks in advance,
Nick


Edit:  Nevermind, got it.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2008, 03:50:09 PM by schoepsnbox »

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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 03:13:13 PM »
AWESOME!!

gotta wait till i get home to listen. thanks for doing this!

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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008, 08:23:03 PM »
be sure to post thoughts and opinions!  i am curious what everyone else thinks... as i bet nick is

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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2008, 08:33:31 PM »
Also, from the stand pix, ignore the top mics, they are someone else's and not part of the comparison LOL

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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 10:32:25 PM »
are you kidding me, only 1 real vote?

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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 05:47:31 AM »
It was a pretty tough call on this, both sounded very similar.

This will probably get a few more votes now the weekend is over.

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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 07:50:01 AM »
I am just *barely* partial to #1. They are very similar to my ears and I like both very much.
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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 01:08:03 PM »
i like 1 better the vocals seem more up front to me
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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 05:10:51 PM »
i like 1 better the vocals seem more up front to me

thanks for this comp, after having run the vms for years, i'm glad someone has put this together.

when comparing my m248 vs. the VMS, using schoeps, there is no comparison, the m248 always wins, but i'm curious to see if i can tell a diff btwn the nbox and VMS.
thanks again.

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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008, 11:17:12 PM »
i like 1 better the vocals seem more up front to me

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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2008, 12:36:45 AM »
wow!  Someone is still using a d7.  I thought I was using a relic 3 years ago. 

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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2008, 12:41:15 AM »
wow!  Someone is still using a d7.  I thought I was using a relic 3 years ago. 

It's a D8 actually (I know the taper.)  The majority of tapers in Buffalo are that... still tapers, running D8's and the like.  Not too many on here, and haven't made the switch yet to hd or flash based recorders yet.   I still technically own a d7, but I loaned it out years ago, and haven't seen it since    :(

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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2008, 09:33:35 AM »
really close, like them both

#2 gets the very slight edge
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Re: Comparison: "nBox+" vs "Schoeps VMS02ib"
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2008, 09:31:09 PM »
hoping for a few more votes before tomorrow's results of which is which... tell all your friends ;)

 

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